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Cardi B Diss is How You Wear It, Nicki!!!

12/10/2018 8:47 AM PST

Cardi B spent the weekend getting ready to diss Nicki Minaj ... or so it seems.

The "I Like It" rapper dazzled in a stunning headpiece Sunday night in NYC while preparing to shoot a new music video. The headpiece quickly got our attention ... and it doesn't seem like a coincidence that it's eerily similar to the one Nicki wore in her "Ganja Burn" music video.

Our guess here ... Cardi's going after her nemesis in the new music video. We know that's not exactly a leap.

Cardi and Nicki have been at each other's throats for a while now. Nicki's also been poking Cardi where it hurts ... after making a not-so-subtle casting decision that probably reignited their supposedly-squashed beef.

Adding insult to injury ... the alleged side chick who triggered the Cardi-Offset breakup appeared in Nicki's "FEFE" music video.

Looks like Cardi's firing back.

Jacquees Drops $100k for Mom's Wedding Gift ... Quite Literally

12/9/2018 6:36 PM PST

Jacquees gave his mom one hell of a wedding gift in the form of a hundred grand -- and by give, we mean drop ... as in he dropped it all over the place. 

The Cash Money crooner was celebrating his mother's nuptials Sunday at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA -- where he got on the mic and expressed his love for his mama bear, Rosie Broadnax, and then proceeded to gift her $100,000 ... cash. 

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Jacquees made a bit of a show by walking out to the middle of the floor and emptying out a Louis Vuitton duffel bag full of Benjamins. It poured for a minute and bills were kinda scattered everywhere. Everyone was in awe, of course ... but mostly Rosie.

It's not the first time's Jacquees has balled out for his ma before -- he's gotten her some pretty sweet gifts on her birthday ... and seems pretty tight with her in general.

Can't accuse the guy of not having his priorities straight by taking care of the woman who brought him into this world -- but some advice for ya Jacquees ... maybe consider a wire transfer next time? You're less likely to lose track of a stack or two that way. Just sayin'.

Tyra Banks Keeps the New Rap Gig Going in TX ... Not Half Bad at Freestyling!

12/9/2018 3:57 PM PST

Tyra Banks' new rap persona was front and center just days after she dove head first into the hip-hop world -- and even without a clean verse on hand ... she's low-key nice.

The supermodel-turned-MC was hosting the Altus Foundation Gala in Houston Saturday, where we're told she expertly bought some stage time for a delayed act by freestyle rapping. And, when we say freestyle, we literally mean off-the-dome flows -- not those perfectly delivered ciphers you hear on radio shows (which are often pre-written).

Here's just a taste of Tyra off the cuff:

I'm 34, aye (A?), but that's okay

'Cause the rest of my body is just touche 

I'm 5 foot 9, I look so fine 

Yes all my fellas are so divine

As we reported ... Tyra's rap game is being compared to that of Nicki Minaj and Cardi B after releasing her new "Life-Size 2" music video, where she's in full trap mode and dropping bars.

This all seems to be in good fun, though -- so no harm, no foul. Side note ... did Tyra B make her boobs 4 sizes too small, or do we just not know the difference between A and aye?

Kanye West How to Ollie 101 No Air, But Gettin' There!

12/9/2018 1:37 PM PST

Kanye West definitely ain't no Lil' Skateboard P -- aka Pharrell Williams, if you'll recall -- but it looks like he's interested in picking up some tricks of the trade ... like ollieing. 

Ye was down in Miami, FL Sunday where he ran into skate videographer and Jenkem Magazine contributor Alex Raspa, who was quick to hop on the opportunity to teach the MC some moves after learning Kanye never learned how to ollie. It's skateboarding 101.

Alex's first tip for Kanye -- be comfortable, bro! He then shows Ye how to pop it up, slide the front foot up the board ... and try to get some air while landing back on the wheels.

Simple enough, right? Eh ... maybe not. Mr. West gives it a valiant effort, but he's no Tony Hawk. Gettin' close to Weezy status though! Kanye cruises a bit before making another ollie attempt ... getting praise from onlookers. But he tells 'em to hold their props for his "weak ass" tricks. It's big air or bust around these parts, apparently, for Yeezy.

Self-deprecating humor at its finest. Gotta love it.

Danielle Bregoli My Least Fave Celeb? Uh, Not Iggy ... She Doesn't Qualify

12/9/2018 11:35 AM PST

The Bhad blood between Danielle Bregoli and Iggy Azalea just took another spill, 'cause the kid says Iggy can't be her least favorite celebrity ... as IA no longer fits the criteria. 

Bhad Bhabie -- who we'd like to remind everyone is a mere 15 years old -- was in Iggy's native land down under, answering questions from audience members, and one young lady asks who was on BB's s*** list in Hollywood. She delays with a very loud, " Right now?????"  ... and the crowd seemed to finish her thought by yelling out Iggy's name. Traitors!!!

Naturally, Danielle took the opportunity to throw major shade Iggy's way by saying, "That's not even really a celebrity." As you might imagine, the reaction was very much, "OHHHHH."

There's been no love lost between these two as of late -- and things have even gotten physical (on Danielle's end, anyway) after the teen rapper threw a drink at Iggy last month. The beef was stewing even before then, though ... BB dissed Iggy in song to kick off 2018.

Knowing all that, this might be the most disrespectful barb against Iggy. Listen to how Danielle refers to her -- "THAT" ... a pronoun often used for inanimate objects, not people.

Ouch, dude.

Lil Wayne & Kanye West On Another Level For Miami Nightclub Gig

12/9/2018 7:23 AM PST

And, we have a winner -- Lil Wayne and Kanye West snatched the prize for dopest nightclub appearance in a weekend filled with celeb appearances in Miami.  

The hip-hop legends came together Saturday night at Story Nightclub, and the crowd was as hyped as you'd expect. Weezy was the scheduled performer, but fans got a bonus rap genius when Ye showed up to kick it for a while in VIP.

Sooo ... what do 2 gods talk about? Not a hell of a lot, it turns out.

The duo mostly nodded their heads to the beat. Who can hear anyone over the music, anyway, right?

But, Kanye -- who performed Thursday night in Miami at an XXXTentacion tribute show -- was smiling and seemed to enjoy himself. Wayne was puffing on a blunt and looked chill as ever.

Art Basel wraps up Sunday, so there will be one more night of celeb-filled parties. But, to all the Miami nightclubs ... good luck topping this one.

Chief Keef 4 Mystery Kids Revealed!!! And He's Gotta Pay 4 Moms

12/9/2018 1:00 AM PST

Chief Keef just made a shocking revelation in court ... he's got 4 more children under the age of 5, and they all have different mothers who are all seeking child support. 

The surprising announcement means Chief's kid tally is up to a whopping NINE!!! We previously knew about 5 of Keef's kids ... but he had another handful on the down low. 

In court docs, obtained by TMZ, Chief revealed he's fathered 4 kids with 4 different mothers who all want child support. A judge is ordering Keef to pay each woman $564 per month, starting in January.

The "Love Sosa" rapper could practically fill his own daycare because all 4 of the recently revealed kids are under the age of 5. Keef's brood now includes 3-year-old Kamiah, 1-year-old Khalo ... and 4-year-olds Khalil and Kirsten. Remember, all different moms.

Chief's gonna have to tighten his pockets ... 'cause he claims he's a self-employed musician making roughly $9k a month with $9k in expenses. 

Evidently, women really do love Sosa. Maybe too much for his wallet.

Travis Scott Cracks Down on Fake Concert Gear

12/9/2018 12:50 AM PST

Travis Scott wants his fans to have genuine, bona fide merchandise at his Astroworld shows ... and a judge has agreed to let him put the kibosh on any wannabe bootleggers.

According to new legal docs ... Travis and his company have the right to shut down any unauthorized selling of gear -- hats, shirts, fanny packs, etc. -- at his upcoming tour stops, which include Denver, Oakland, Phoenix and L.A.

Scott's also been approved to enlist law enforcement to seize any fake merch from hucksters trying to make a buck in or near the concert venues.

The "Sicko Mode" rapper isn't the first big star to institute a crackdown on unapproved peddling ... Beyonce and Jay-Z got a similar court order last summer at one of their "On the Run II" shows.

Bottom line -- don't mess with a musician's bottom line.

Cardi B Shows for Court, No Arrest Warrant Gets Warning from Judge

12/7/2018 6:40 AM PST
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6:40 AM PT -- The hearing's over. Prosecutors wanted Cardi's bail to be set at $2,500, but the judge released her with no bail and said he didn't think the rapper was a flight risk.

The judge DID give Cardi a stern warning to have NO contact whatsoever with Baddie Gi and Jade. After issuing protective orders for the alleged victims, the judge told Cardi "no contact" includes making threats or comments on social media about the bartenders.

She's scheduled to be back in court next month.

Cardi B's not messing with the judge in NYC, she showed up bright and early for her court date ... dodging some serious legal trouble.

The "Money" MC was swarmed by photogs as she showed up for the arraignment in her strip club beatdown case -- 4 days after missing the scheduled date. As she made her way through the crowd, she asked ... "Am I this famous?" That's a yes, Cardi.

TMZ broke the story ... the judge gave her an extension on Monday, and warned if she didn't show on Friday there would be a warrant issued for her arrest.

Cardi's accused of unleashing her posse back in August on two strip club bartenders -- Baddie Gi and Jade -- who she suspected slept with her husband, Offset.

She was arrested and booked in October for assault and reckless endangerment ... both misdemeanors.

She's waiting to address the court right now. We'll keep you posted. 

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Trippie Redd Drops $200k for Ice You Know What Time It Is!!!

12/7/2018 12:30 AM PST
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Trippie Redd's ready to clock in and do some serious work with this insane new piece of bling.

We're told the rapper dropped $200k on this incredibly detailed chain and pendant. Yes, it's a clock, and all due props to Flavor Flav ... but Trippie's timepiece is a major upgrade. He's even given it a name -- Wicked the Clock.

We don't wanna speak for Flav, but ... yeahhhh, boyyyyyyyyy!!!

Our sources say the pendant features 90 carats of VVS diamonds -- jewelry-speak for high quality -- on 14 karat white and rose gold.

Trippie's going all out to celebrate his debut album, "Life's a Trip." He commissioned Eden and Izzy over at NYC Luxury to design his latest piece. 

As we first reported, he dropped a cool $50k for a smile on the rocks. No one's smiling more than Trippie's jewelers.

Trippie Redd Quits Travis Scott's Astroworld Tour

12/6/2018 4:40 PM PST

Trippie Redd has pulled the plug on the rest of his opener performances on Travis Scott's Astroworld Tour ... citing production issues and interrupted set times as the reason.

Sources close to Trippie tell us the rapper has become frustrated over the course of the tour with Travis' production crew. We're told Trippie feels the crew takes too long to assemble Travis' elaborate stage -- and because of that -- show start times have been pushed back ... resulting in shorter performance time for Trippie. 

Our sources say Trippie's beef isn't with Travis directly -- in fact, we're told Travis has become frustrated with the delays too -- but it's just not worth touring to only perform a couple songs. 

Trippie was a no-show in Detroit Tuesday night ... and we're told he won't hit the stage for the remaining 10 shows. 

Offset & Cardi B Alleged Side Chick Was in Nicki Minaj Music Video

12/6/2018 8:12 AM PST

Cardi B's breakup with Offset over alleged infidelity just got a little more dramatic -- 'cause the girl he's accused of creepin' with was in a Nicki Minaj video.

Turns out, Summer Bunni -- who Offset allegedly solicited for a threeway with another female rapper -- starred in Tekashi69 and Nicki's "FEFE" music vid. SB posted a clip of herself in the production shooting whipped cream in her mouth.

That's what they call a star turn in show biz.

As we reported ... Summer says she feels terrible about possibly being the reason Cardi and Offset split, and tearfully told us she never meant to be a homewrecker. 

It's unclear if Summer was trying to stick it to Cardi by working with her nemesis. The "FEFE" vid came out in July -- meanwhile, Nicki and Cardi's bad blood boiled over in September. So, this could all be coincidence, but drama-filled coincidence, for sure.

Remember, Nicki also hired 2 strippers Cardi allegedly attacked earlier this year to star in her newest music vid.

Travis Scott & Kylie Jenner Secret Service Level Security With Baby Stormi on Tour

12/5/2018 1:00 AM PST

Travis Scott isn't taking any chances with "wifey" and daughter on the road -- he's deploying extreme security measures that would make President Trump feel safe.

Sources close to Travis tell TMZ ... anytime Kylie Jenner and Stormi come to one of his "Astroworld" concerts, Travis brings in 5 or 6 additional security guards to run a battery of Secret Service-style maneuvers.  

We're told the "Sicko Mode" rapper has them conduct thorough sweeps of the dressing room and backstage areas for more than an hour. The guards also confer on best exit routes for Trav and the fam in the worst case scenario. 

Our sources say it's a night and day difference from when Travis is alone on the road. Even Kylie and Stormi's itinerary is kept under lock and key -- known ONLY to their bodyguards and management.

It's a ton more work and effort, but we're told the team looks forward to the tour visits because Travis is in a much better mood when Stormi and Kylie join him.   

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